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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Peninsula Point.

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Peninsula Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Peninsula Point and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Peninsula Point:
    • 55.383333, -131.733333
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Peninsula Point
       
  • Waymarking ...

    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com
       

Curious and Interesting Names Near Peninsula Point ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

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    • Clover Pass

      • Clover Pass lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Clover Pass
    • Coppermount

      • Coppermount lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Coppermount
    • Dairy

      • Dairy lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dairy
    • Herring Cove

      • Herring Cove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Herring Cove
    • Mountain Point

      • Mountain Point lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Mountain Point
    • Mud Bay

      • Mud Bay lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Mud Bay
    • Refuge Cove

      • Refuge Cove lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Refuge Cove
    • Salt Chuck

      • Salt Chuck lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Salt Chuck
    • Shoreline Drive

      • Shoreline Drive lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Shoreline Drive
    • Yes Bay (Historic)

      • Yes Bay was located 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Peninsula Point
      • Link to Google Map centered on Yes Bay

How Far From Peninsula Point to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Peninsula Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Peninsula Point and extending to:

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Peninsula Point to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 9 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,723 miles [4,382.2 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 107 days and walking would take 155 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,361 miles [10,237 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,390 miles [8,674.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Peninsula Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peninsula Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peninsula Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.3833, Longitude: -131.7333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peninsula Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Peninsula Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 348.941 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 351.943 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 333.568 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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